Ramah M’Rachok!

Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington and Camp Ramah New England have launched Ramah M’Rachok (Remote Ramah) – our  programmatic initiative to bring the ruach of Ramah into the homes of our extended Ramah kehillah (community). We have lots of great programming lined up for the coming week!

Our overnight camp colleagues also have blog posts with great ideas of stay-at-home activities to bring the joy of Ramah into your home. Be sure to check them out! If you have any questions, or have program ideas you would like to see LIVE on Ramah M’Rachok, don’t hesitate to reach out to our colleagues Simon, Emma, or Pamela.

Coming Up This Week: 

We are continuing to offer a variety of camp-like peulot (activities) that you may participate in virtually.  In addition, we have a few activities that you can do from home without a screen in front of you.  We look forward to hearing your feedback and hope you will enjoy participating in many of these different options.

Offline Activities:  

Looking for things to do at home any time?  Check out this fun “If I Were the Camp Director,” this Ramah Anomia card game, or a Ramah version of Code Names! Email your completed madlibs to Linor (Day Camp) or Pamela (Overnight Camp) for a chance to win a prize.

Zoom Programs:

Check out our wide array of LIVE Zoom programs! Each program is run by a year-round staff member of Camp Ramah. Just click the Zoom link below and join our online community! For more information about our Zoom guidelines, please scroll down in the blog to the “Zoom guidelines” section.

Saturday, May 16th @ 9:05 – 9:20 PM EDT – Campwide Havdallah

  • Join us for camp-style Havdallah using some favorite camp melodies either on Zoom or Live on our Facebook page.

Sunday, May 17th @ 8:00 – 8:30 PM EDT – Kolot Ramah

  • A dynamic event with songs, pre-recorded messages from guests, and audience interactions led by Rich Recht and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky on National Ramah’s Facebook page. Check out a special shout-out to our very own Ramah Day Camp this week!

Tuesday, May 19th @ 4:00 – 4:30 PM EDT – Slime Making

  • To make this fun slime recipe, you will need water, food coloring, cornstarch, and some dish soap or shampoo!

Wednesday, May 20th @ 9:00 – 9:45 PM EDT – Ramah Shirah with Jeremy Stein

  • Join Cantor and long time Rosh Shira Jeremy Stein for a Ramah style song session via Facebook Live. Join in LIVE to request songs via the comments.

We have had some great Virtual Karaoke T’Fillot! Check out our companion Shacharit guide: Click here to find our Shacharit Companion Guide!   In case you missed it, check out this recording of Karaoke T’Fillot from Tuesday, March 17!


Zoom Guidelines:
As we take steps to make our programmatic offerings virtual, we ask that you help us make the experience as user-friendly as possible. Through the Zoom webinar application, we will mute participants in order to reduce feedback and background noise, and provide the highest level experience. Please use the chat or hand raise function if you want to chime in or have a question. We look forward to Zooming with you! If you do not yet have the app, please visit Zoom.us to download.